Pretty Lights Announces New Album & Film For Early 2017


Founded in 2005, Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights has made quite the name for himself through moody downtempo, hip-hop influenced productions. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want: electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies.

We hadn’t heard much from PL since he released 13 Live Tracks on BitTorrent. Well, today, we don’t have any new music for your ears, but we do have some awesome news for your mind, body and soul: Pretty Lights’ new album is “almost ready” and will be coming early 2017! In a recent interview with The Denver Post, he spoke about the upcoming album.

I’m really excited about what I’m working on. I’ve got an album that’s almost ready. It’s slated for an early 2017 release. It’s not just a music record — I’m actually making a film with it, as well.

I’m trying to make a film and a record that’s really about the connection of people — the amazing things that happen between people on the same frequency. It will be an episodic thing that makes a full piece. Every song has an episode.

It connects to my episodic music festival. When I was booking that tour, I wanted to call it “The Weekend’s Episodic Festivals.” I didn’t know why I wanted to call it that, but it’s all going together. Every festival, we’d have a film shoot that became the building blocks of these episodic film pieces. It’s pretty (cool).

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